Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Devonian fossil photos

I received an email about a week ago advertising the work of a local artist, Art Murphy, who takes beautiful digital images of Devonian fossils (among other things).  Check out his website section on Devonian Fossils of New York.  There's also a short writeup at aCurator.

While the images are attractive as artistic images, I can't help, as a geology professor, to try to identify each of the different brachiopods, anthozoans (corals), bryozoans etc. as specifically as possible (one of the brachiopods looks like Leptaena, for example).  It's the right brain/left brain thing, I can't just turn off that analytical side.

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